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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
that was run by the u.s. will be commanded by nato, an obama diplomatic win. but many in congress warn president obama not to send u.s. ground troops to depose gadhafi, who is said to be in this car today. >> yes, we want him out. no, we don't want to do it at the enormous cost of military invasion. >> reporter: the president has to justify taking sides in what some see as a civil war. >> will america's commitment & end in days, not weeks, as the president promised? >> reporter: defense secretary gates admitted on "meet the press," libya is not vital. >> no, i don't think it's vital interests for the united states, but we clearly have interests there, and it's a part of the recently, which is a vital interest for the united states. >> reporter: a region in chaos, uprisings in egypt, syria, bahrain, jordan, might the president commit the u.s. military elsewhere. libya's already cost about $1 billion. with no clear end in sight. >>> tonight, some u.s. naviville vessels are reported to be pulling out of the mediterranean. tomorrow, u.s. allies meet about libya. the plan is to put pressure
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
who said, we're rebels, you can trust us. they took him inside and gave him juice and gave him a ride. took him in the car all the way to benghazi where he telephoned american forces for a pickup. but it's what happened to the other u.s. airman that might have caused a friendly fire tragedy. commanders say the usf-15 e suffered a mechanical failure. the airmen ejected. but as they were rescued came the reported bloodshed described by libyans to western reporters. flying at least one osprey like this, a u.s. rescue team reportedly fired on friendly libyan rebels who were near one of the u.s. pilots. six libyans reportedly died. u.s. commanders investigating the crash promised to investigate the reported deaths. in el salvador this afternoon, president obama said many more u.s. forces would have died if if the forces did not intervene. >> i want to emphasize to the american people, because of the extraordinary capabilities and valor of our men and women in uniform, we have already saved lives. >> reporter: meanwhile, allied air raids continue. two arab nations, say they're sending jets
NBC
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
pounded by pro-gadhafi forces. as steve handelsman reports, it was after obama ruled out using troops to force out the dictator. >> good evening. what are we going to do about moammar gadhafi. up here on capitol hill today, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell demanded to know. if it's not obama policy to use force to depose moammar gadhafi, what is the policy. as the u.s. role in the libyan air war gets smaller and nato gets set to take over command, moammar gadhafi is not giving up or getting out. his forces today counterattacked, pushing libyan rebels back, targeting civilians in rebel-held towns. >> gadhafi is using snipers to shoot people down and let them bleed to death in the street. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton's meeting today with u.s. allies in london, topic one was the dictator. >> we urge gadhafi and his people to leave and not to cause any more bloodshed. >> reporter: but so far, it's the libyan leader's call, and he says no. >> i'm not sure that we know exactly when we will get to any change in attitude by gadhafi. >> reporter: last night president obama r
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
property. internal affairs also used an undercover sting operation to nab 28-year-old jennifer green. according to court documents, green participated in what she thought was a burglary. green was arrested thursday. chief lanier saying today that that arrest is in no way connected to the arrest of the three officers this afternoon. lots more coming up tonight at 11:00, including reaction from people who live in this area. live in northwest, craig melvin, news4. back to you. >> craig, thank you. >>> there's new political fallout from the war in libya. republicans are pressuring president obama about gas prices, demanding he release domestic oil supplies. right now the current national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.51. just a year ago, it was $2.75 a gallon. steve handelsman joins us from capitol hill on the battle over domestic oil drilling. >> it is a battle. it is political. good evening, doreen. here on capitol hill, even some democrats who disagree about the need to drill now, because of libya, and the spike in gasoline prices are pushing their president to co
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Mar 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
cathedral and national aquarium in baltimore. >>> the u.s. navy has a new ship among its fleet. the "uss arlington" named for arlington, virginia, in hon eer of the 184 people in the 9/11 attack on the pentagon. it was christen this morning at a shipyard in pascagoula, mississippi. capable of honding a landing force up to 800 marines. its home port, norfolk, virginia. >>> the trickle-down effects of soaring gas prices. still to come tonight, the business passing the cost along to its customers. >>> and we are monitoring the spring snow moving into the area. the >>> a montgomery county police officer is on leave tonight after shooting a man this afternoon behind a busy strip mall. this happened on georgia avenue near aspen hill road. derrick ward reports shooting the man was a last resort. >> reporter: on the front side of the northgate plaza, business as usual. say for a lone police cruiser. out back a different scene. montgomery county police investigate a shooting by one of their officers. place say it started here in a store that used to be known as the jewelry corner but they're in t
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
to get to the bottom of it. tom sherwood joins us with more on this scandal that has turned into a mayoral mess. tom? >> reporter: jim, this whole episode has embarrassed the city. some believe the federal u.s. attorney needs to get involved. on sunday, sulaimon brown, at the center of this political scandal, stepped up his attacks on vincent gray, saying the public should know gray is a crook. >> they need to know that mayor vincent gray is an organized criminal. he's a -- if he was -- if it was in the case of a mob, it would be racketeering. >> reporter: brown, a minor candidate for mayor last year, alleged in the "washington post" story sunday that campaign aides gave him cash to attack then mayor adrian fenty. >> reporter: sulaimon brown is calling you an organized crime figure. >> is he? >> reporter: yes, he said you were -- as an organized criminal. >> i see. >> reporter: mayor gray, who denies any wrongdoing, declined on monday to respond to brown's latest accusation. but gray on sunday called for an investigation by the city attorney general and the d.c. council. the
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
hallbert, now a lawyer in private practice, tells us how this investigation will proceed. >> they're going to look at a 72-hour history on that controller, his sleep patterns, they're going to also look at the faa's regulations that govern their controller staffing policies, and they'll look at any tower policies that may have allowed that controller to be there with however much sleep he had or by himself. >> reporter: passengers at reagan national airport are concerned. >> i was surprised that the control tower would be manned, you know, solo by just one person, i guess, to say, and that that person had nodded off. >> i would have been panicked and thought what in the heck is going on? why do we have an airport that's open, supposedly, and we don't have anybody in the control tower? that's pretty alarming. >> reporter: the faa operates the control tower, it says, fortunately no plane was out of radar contact, and that its backup system kicked in to ensure the safe landing of both planes here at reagan national. that's the latest. back to you in the studio. >> thanks, chris. >>> john schr
NBC
Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
melvin. help alluded capture more than a decade. a plea for police for investigation paid off. joining us with more, darcy. >> hey, craig, yeah. it certainly paid off. you see the billboards across the east coast that may have helped solve this case. today police in connecticut announced aaron thomas has been charged with raping a woman in the same room where her infant child was sleeping, and he's been charged in fugitive warrants with the rapes of two teens in prince william county on halloween night 2009. >> reporter: 39-year-old aaron thomas has been identified by police as the notorious east coast rapist, and he has roots right here in this area. he grew up in berryville, virginia, and at one time lived in this home behind dale city elementary school. the woman who lives in the home now says that makes her nervous, but she's glad he's in custody. >> thank you, jesus. whew. he's off the street. thank god for that one. thank you god for that. yes, and it's just still -- knowing he lived in this house -- it's very unsettling to me. >> reporter: some residents in this dale city neighborh
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
obama says the u.s. will soon give up leadership of these allied assaults. steve handelsman joins us live from capitol hill with more on this. >> reporter: as american bombs and missiles rained down on libya, congress here on the hill is in recess. not a player, not active so far in this new u.s. war. but lawmakers have a lot of questions. is it good for americans, for our nation, to side with one group of libyans? last week, they looked doomed, but libyan rebels in their eastern stronghold of benghazi today have new hope. thanks to american f-15 pilots, and british pilots, french pilots and their mirages. they're hammering moammar gadhafi's forces again today. a coordinated attack that president obama promised today in chile will not be led by the u.s. for long. >> there's going to be a transition taking place, in which we have a range of coalition partners, the europeans, members of the arab league, who will then be participating and establishing a no-fly zone. >> reporter: but commanders say that transition would be complex. >> it's not so simple as just having a handshake somepla
NBC
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
and drop u.s. bombs in the desert. >> you have to get, i think, at the head of the snake here. and the snake in this case is moammar gadhafi. >> reporter: libyan rebels claim they can get to tripoli and topple gadhafi if they're given heavier weapons, artillery, and harmered vehicles. but tea party republicans and liberal democrats are in rare agreement today. that's a bad idea and an escalation. >> have we learned nothing about the danger of open ended military conflicts where the exit strit is unclear and victory is ill defined? >> i think we have so much on the plate right now. we need bring to cloesure. >> we don't know how much al qaeda is involved in the opposition forces. why would we want to strengthen al qaeda's hand in north africa? >> reporter: president obama told brian william, he might arm libyan rebels. >> i'm not ruling it out but i'm also not ruling it in. >> while he decides, the side we backed in libya is on the run. >> reporter: for now the obama plan is to keep using air power to try to force gadhafi's forces back. top aides said the president still believ
NBC
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
that's what worked best for the u.s. and for the egyptians in the egyptian crisis. and that's one more reason why he is resisting pressure to establish a u.s. military no fly zone now over libya to protect libyans, even though there's more reason today to consider that. >> colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. >> reporter: president obama toughened his rhetoric after the escalation in libya. for a second day, moammar gadhafi's war planes launched attacks. near libyan rebel forces who were holding an oil region west of tripoli, the capital. no word on what, if anything, the libyan jets hit, but the fighter attack had to be ordered by the libyan strongman. >> the violence must stop. moammar gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead, and he must leave. those who perpetrate violence against the libyan people will be held accountable. >> reporter: president obama today ordered u.s. military aircraft to help evacuate foreigners from libya. but he has not ordered u.s. war planes to attack libyan war planes that take off. grounding gadhafi's air force with a no fly zone. two senat
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
hour this evening. most of us will get home okay before the rain starts. a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 11:00 for everybody you see here highlighted in the pink. it does not include portions of maryland or the northern neck of virginia. nothing severe in our area. you have to go toward stanton down to the south there. it is making the way to the east. we'll take a wider view. we'll zoom in first. this is the storm moving? >> toward frederick county. if you're in the line of this storm, watch out. we'll continue to watch as it moves to the east. two line of storms. one coming through now. another one, this one has a lot of severe weather. we'll continue to keep you updated on this. plus, what comes after this? it will set us back about a month. i'll talk about it coming up. >>> in the matter in the situation in libya, president obama said again today that he will not send ground troops, u.s. ground troops into that country. the president returned to the white house a half-hour ago. he cut his trip short so co-deal with the kris tlis. in t here in washington there is bipar
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
of the injure suffered serious injuries and another suffered light injuries. the u.s. air force in britain said the two dead airmen were based in the united kingdom. that no other details will be released until after notification of next of kin. >>> now to the latest situation in libya. rebels there appear to have repelled an talk at an oil installation. forces loyal to libya's leader moammar gadhafi initially recaptured the port in a raid earlier this morning. but after several hours of fighting, a wave of civilian militias drove out gadhafi's forces. all that according to an associated press reporter on the scene. in the meantime, colonel gadhafi warned that thousands of libyan there's die if u.s. and nato forces intervene in the conflict there. and united nations official say nearly 200,000 people have fled across the bored entire tunisia in order to escape the violence in will you be i can't. >> a young virginia mother pregnant with her second child is still missing tonight. bethany decker vanished from her home in ashburn over a month ago. now police have spoken to her husband who is servi
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. sunset at 7:25, and to the south of us, clouds coming from the system there. you see, it could give us a sprinkle, it could give us a flurry between about 8:00 and about 11:00 pittsburgh pengui.m. the other storm system waiting in the west and coming out of the rockies into the plains. so for us, we drop to 38 degrees, another cold night. now, as far as advisories go with this upcoming system that comes into the area saturday night through sunday, there's a winter storm watch down across southwestern virginia around stanton and charlottesville. i'm not expecting this to be a big system at all or a big deal. so our snow chance cops between 4:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. sunday. we'll get a trace to 2 inches on the ground and grass. but how will our spring flowers fare, and of course those cherry blossoms? the festival starts today. let's head to julie carey by the tidal basin. hey, julie. >> hi there. the cherry blossom festival folks are having a hard time remembering the last time it snowed on these tiny pink petals, but visitors around the country and world weren't going to let the threat o
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Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
're not getting what they need to provide people with the best care. derrick ward joins us from the hospital with more on the dispute and how patients feel about it. hi, derrick. >> reporter: hey. well, you know, the nurses and their union, well, they say that the nurses are over working and could soon be underpaid unless changes are made. the hospital says they just want to bring these nurses on par with their counterparts at other hospitals. and both sides say have the patients' best interests at heart. the impasse is over how best to serve those best interests, and this is the result, a picket line. ♪ >> reporter: outside the grounds of the washington hospital center, about 1,500 striking nurses walked the picket line. at issue, wages, benefits and staffing. >> they're fighting for something good. and everybody knows there's a nursing shortage. >> we have nurses from california, maine, florida, texas, nevada, minnesota, michigan, and they're all d.c. nurses today. >> reporter: while union nurses kept up the presence outside, hospital officials sought to keep things as business as usual
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the balance to the rebels without sending in u.s. ground forces. >> the removal of moammar gadhafi will likely be achieved overtime through political and economic measures and by his own people. >> reporter: defense secretary gates convinced some on capitol hill. not others. >> what is humanitarian about providing to one side of the conflict the ability to wage war against the other side? >> reporter: the obama administration will not confirm reports that teams of u.s. cia agents are on the ground now in libya, helping the rebels regroup and turn back toward tripoli. >> but add the miles an hour is telling congress, there's still no u.s. move to send heavier weapons to the rebels. i'm steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> virginia senator jim webb is among the members of congress who did not favor military intervention in libya. he says president obama acted unilaterally and should have involved congress first. because there were no americans in danger. >> i think there were legitimate questions about the legality or the constitutionality of how the president moved forward in his initial
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
capitol hill, laying out u.s. options. >> we have joined the libyan people in demanding that gadhafi must go. >> reporter: critics question whether that's enough. >> it's difficult to look at the initial u.s. response to the unrest in libya and think of any word other than tepid. >> we feel that we did this in a prudent and effective manner. and we did it in a way that did not raise the alarm bells around the region and the world that we were about to invade for oil. >> reporter: the pentagon is working up contingencies from aid to intervention. none of them envision moammar gadhafi giving up. >> all i can say is sometimes you have to actually listen to what people say, and he says he's not leaving. >> reporter: they insist all the options are on the table, though a no-fly zone seems to be falling out of favor. >> it would be a military operation. it wouldn't simply be telling people not to fly arms. >> reporter: that's the kind of force nato and the united nations so far have been unwilling to back. for now, the united states is positioning forces in the region, prepari
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Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
we were dominant in the first half. in the second half, they came back at us and really made a great run. but these three guys and their teammates kept their composure the whole time. we didn't give up the lead and made huge plays down the stretch on both ends of the floor. now we're going to the final four. >> and they will playutler in the final four next saturday in houston. and think about this. playing for the national championship, the lowest seed to ever win a national championship, number eight seed villanova in 1985. >> welcome to 2011, my friend. >> also that year, villanova beat georgetown. vcu beat georgetown. >> we're on our way. >> i'm just reporting the facts. >> thank you. >>> here in washington, vcu alums are celebrating all over the region right now actually. darcy spencer is live in chinatown for us at the party i just left where the ram faithful are out in full force. >> reporter: as you know, vcu launch party was held here at the red lion bar on g street. to say fans are excited, that's an understatement. >> vcu! vcu! vcu! >> reporter: the vcu team is being calle
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Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
but that and also talk about the sunday washout. we are under a flood warning, and chuck bell is going to tell us when all of this rain is going to end. come back. ♪ ♪ hello sshe ♪s yocan be ♪ove u [ chuckl ] o ur morody ♪ ♪ can tell it's gon be ♪we day [ feouer ] wake up et th nut cios real. kissedith real honey for a mmy ta that's jusrit. and the 100% nural whole ai trea hea set. and the 100% nural whole ai because eyan help loyour choster >>> some dads decided to drastically alter their hairlines today. be brave and shave raises money for the children's national medical center. >> there's no turning back now. i'm just thrilled that with this, we're able to help. >> the dads are trying to reach their fund-raising goal of $200,000. if you would like to help and donate, all you have to do is go to nbc washington. when you get there, search be brave, and shave. >>> todays the last day you can drive on the new intercounty connector for free. starting tomorrow, it will cost you $1.15 and $1.45 in peak hours to use the toll road. the first stretch that runs from i-370 in gaitherburg to
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